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Lighting equipment

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Мони Монев

Desislava Bozkova

+359 2 817 4557

desislava.bozhkova@bds-bg.org

Electrotechnics

Public documents

Scope

Standards in the scope of determination the level of lighting and methods for assessment of its performances, electrical sources of lighting, luminaires, lamp controlgear, caps and sockets for sources of lighting, accessories for electrical installations

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Members

Relation to mirrors committee

This BDS/TC is a mirror of the following European and international technical committees

CEN/TC 169

Light and lighting


Originator: CEN
P member

CEN/TC 169

Light and lighting

CEN/TC 169 is responsible for standards in the field of vision, photometry and colorimetry, involving natural and man-made optical radiation over the UV, the visible and the IR regions of the spectrum, and application subjects covering all usages of light, indoors and outdoors, including environmental, energy and sustainability requirements and aesthetic and non-image forming biological aspects.


Originator: CEN

P member

CLC/SR 23

Electrical accessories


Originator: CENELEC
P member

CLC/SR 23

Electrical accessories


Originator: CENELEC

P member

CLC/TC 23BX

Switches, boxes and enclosures for household and similar purposes, plugs and socket outlet for D.C.


Originator: CENELEC
P member

CLC/TC 23BX

Switches, boxes and enclosures for household and similar purposes, plugs and socket outlet for D.C.

a) To prepare standards for general purpose switches including electronic switches, time-delay switches, remote control switches and isolating switches, Fireman’s switches, for a.c. only, with rated voltage not exceeding 440 V, and with a maximum rated current not exceeding 125 A, intended for household and similar purposes, either indoors or outdoors. b) To prepare standards for switches and related accessories for use in Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES), with a working voltage not exceeding 250 V a.c. and a rated current up to and including 16 A, intended for household and similar purposes, either indoors or outdoors and to associate electronic extension units. c) To prepare standards for general purpose plugs and fixed and portable socketoutlets, with a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V d.c. and a rated current not exceeding 10A, intended to be used in restricted access areas where only skilled or instructed people have access. d) To prepare standards for general purpose boxes and enclosures for household devices, boxes and enclosures with provision for suspension means, connecting boxes and enclosures, floor boxes and enclosures, enclosures for housing protective devices and similar power consuming devices with a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V, intended for household and similar purposes, either indoors or outdoors. e) To prepare standards for ancillary products which relate to/incorporate products covered by a), b), c), e.g. luminaire couplers, adaptors/cable reels, indicator light units, etc.


Originator: CENELEC

P member

CLC/SR 23G

Appliance couplers


Originator: CENELEC
P member

CLC/SR 23G

Appliance couplers


Originator: CENELEC

P member

CLC/SR 23J

Switches for appliances


Originator: CENELEC
P member

CLC/SR 23J

Switches for appliances


Originator: CENELEC

P member

CLC/SR 23B

Plugs, socket-outlets and switches


Originator: CENELEC
P member

CLC/SR 23B

Plugs, socket-outlets and switches


Originator: CENELEC

P member

CLC/TC 23H

Plugs, Socket-outlets and Couplers for industrial and similar applications, and for Electric Vehicles


Originator: CENELEC
P member

CLC/TC 23H

Plugs, Socket-outlets and Couplers for industrial and similar applications, and for Electric Vehicles

To prepare standards for industrial plugs, socket-outlets and couplers suitable for use in industrial, commercial, private or public locations, either indoors or outdoors. To prepare standards for other accessories, such as industrial cable reels among others, intended for use with industrial plugs, socket-outlets and couplers. To prepare standards for connection products intended for the connection of electric vehicles to the supply network and/or to dedicated supply equipment. The rated voltages of products covered by these standards lie within IEC 60038


Originator: CENELEC

P member

CLC/TC 34

Lighting


Originator: CENELEC
P member

CLC/TC 34

Lighting

To prepare European standards based on concluded International Standards in the field of - electrical light sources including lamps. - lamp caps and holders - lamp control gear - luminaires To ensure that any deviation from the IEC standards, such as common modifications, special national conditions and A-deviations, is only in response to a clear and justifiable European need, such as European mandates and European and national legislative needs. To coordinate the work with other standardisation organisations at European level, taking responsibility for applicable mandates from the European Commission and developing European standards only when necessary. To coordinate with IEC/TC 34 and its subcommittees to encourage the inclusion of European requirements in IEC standards within the responsibility of IEC/TC 34 and its subcommittees in order to avoid Common Modifications when adopted by CENELEC


Originator: CENELEC

P member

CIE

International Commission on Illumination


Originator: ISO
O member

CIE

International Commission on Illumination

The International Commission on Illumination (abbreviated as CIE from its French title) is an organization devoted to international cooperation and exchange of information among its member countries on all matters relating to the science and art of Iighting. The objectives of the CIE are to provide an international forum for the discussion of all matters relating to science, technology and art in the fields of light and lighting and for the interchange of information in these fields between countries; to develop basic standards and procedures of metrology in the fields of light and lighting; to provide guidance on the application of principles and procedures in the development of international and national standards in the fields of light and lighting; to prepare and publish standards, reports and other publications concerned with all matters relating to science, technology and art in the fields of light and lighting; to maintain liaison and technical interaction with other international organizations concerned with matters related to science, technology, standardization and art in the fields of light and lighting. Within these objectives, light and lighting embrace such fundamental subjects as vision, photometry and colorimetry, involving natura1 and man-made radiations in the ultraviolet, visible and infrared regions of the spectrum, and also applications covering all uses of light, indoors and out, including environmental and aesthetic effects, as well as means for the production and control of light and radiation. Standards produced by the CIE are a concise documentation of data defining aspects of light and lighting for which international harmony requires a unique definition. CIE Standards are therefore a primaty source of internationally accepted and agreed data, which can be taken, essentially unaltered, into universal standard systems. For the development of some standards in the field of light and lighting, ISO has established a working relationship with the International Commission on Illumination, which has been recognized by the ISO Council as an international standardizing body. Further information about the CIE can be found on the CIE Web site.


Originator: ISO

O member

TC 23

Electrical accessories


Originator: IEC
O member

TC 23

Electrical accessories

To coordinate between the different subcommittees of TC 23 and with other technical bodies within and outside IEC, aspects concerning safety, EMC, coordination, performance, compatibility interoperability, interchangeability, energy efficiency and terminology for electrical accessories contributing to the global management of the electrical energy.<br />  <br /> To prepare standards for electrical accessories and related systems, for AC and DC, for household and similar purposes, the word “similar” including locations such as offices, commercial and industrial premises, hospitals, public buildings, etc.<br />  <br /> These accessories and related systems are:<br />  <br /> -  Intended for fixed installations or for use in or with appliances and other electrical or electronic equipment, and may include electronic components, and related software and digital interfaces.<br />  <br /> -  normally installed by instructed or skilled persons and are normally used by ordinary persons.<br />  <br /> It includes in particular the following products, systems and aspects, handled by the Technical<br /> Committee or Subcommittees depending on their nature:<br />  <br /> -  adaptors<br />  <br /> -  appliance couplers<br />  <br /> -  automatic reclosing devices<br />  <br /> -  cable reels<br />  <br /> -  cable trunking systems<br />  <br /> -  cable ducting systems<br />  <br /> -  cable support systems<br />  <br /> -  circuit breakers for overcurrent protection<br />  <br /> -  conduit systems<br />  <br /> -  connecting devices<br />  <br /> -  contactors<br />  <br /> -  cord extension sets and cord sets<br />  <br /> -  Devices for the Connection of Luminaires (DCLs)<br />  <br /> -  devices mitigating the risk of fire due to the effect of arc fault currents<br />  <br /> -  devices protecting against electric shock<br />  <br /> -  electrical Energy Efficiency products<br />  <br /> -  enclosures for accessories<br />  <br /> -  guidance for additional functions for protection devices<br />  <br /> -  HBES switches and related accessories for use in Home and Building Electronic Systems<br /> (HBES)<br />  <br /> -  Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES) and Building Automation and Control Systems<br /> (BACS)<br />  <br /> -  plugs and socket-outlets<br />  <br /> -  Power frequency overvoltage protection devices.<br />  <br /> -  switches (mechanical and electronic)<br /> <br /> <u>Note  1:</u>  For  the  terms  “skilled  persons",  "instructed  persons"  and  “ordinary  persons",  see<br /> Publication IEC 61140; 3.30, 3.31 and 3.32<br />  <br /> A lot of standards for the above-mentioned products are handled by the subcommittees of TC 23. But some products are under the direct responsibility of TC 23 due to their nature, such as:<br />  <br /> a) Standards for single phase and multiphase installation couplers intended for permanent connection in fixed installations with a rated voltage up to and including 500 V a.c. and a rated connecting capacity up to and including 10 mm² in indoor electrical installations.<br />  <br /> b) Standards for sound signalling devices with integral enclosures or sound signalling devices intended  to  be  fitted  into  or  supplied  with  enclosures according  to  IEC  60670  intended  for household and similar purposes with rated voltages greater than 50 V a.c. or 75 V d.c. and not exceeding 250 V a.c. or 250 V d.c., and with rated power inputs not exceeding 100 VA.<br />  <br /> c) Standards for clamping units for connecting devices for the connection of electrical conductors having a cross-sectional area of 0,2 mm² up to and including 35 mm² copper conductors and up to and including 50 mm² aluminium conductors with a rated voltage not exceeding 1000 V a.c. and<br /> 1500 V d.c. intended for household and similar purposes.<br />  <br /> d)  Standards for connecting devices as  separate entities for  the connection of  two or  more electrical conductors having a cross-sectional area of 0,2 mm² up to and including 35 mm² copper conductors and up to and including 50 mm² aluminium conductors with a rated voltage not exceeding 1000 V a.c. and 1500 V d.c. intended for household and similar purposes.<br />  <br /> e) Standards for male and mating female flat quick-connect terminations for use as either an incorporated or an integrated part of an equipment or of a component, or as a separate entity, for connecting electrical copper conductors up to and including 6 mm² with a rated voltage not exceeding 1000 V a.c. and 1500 V d.c. intended for household and similar purposes.<br />  <br /> f) Standards for Safety, EMC and installation aspects of Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES) and Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS), in relation to TC23 electrical accessories.<br /> - Electrical safety of HBES/BACS.<br /> - Environmental Conditions and Requirements for HBES/BACS,<br /> - Functional safety of HBES/BACS.<br /> - EMC requirements and tests of HBES/BACS.<br /> - Installation of HBES/BACS<br /> - Use of HBES/BACS to manage electrical energy and to relate to external systems enabling smart grids, Active Assisted Living (AAL), security, entertainment and other applications<br />  <br /> g) Guidelines for safety requirements and standards for electrical accessories for household and similar purposes intended for use in d.c. circuits, the word “similar” includes locations such as offices, commercial and industrial premises, hospitals, public buildings.<br /> Note.  This  work  is  of  interest  for  information  technology  applications,  renewable  energy applications etc.<br />  <br /> h) Standards for Energy Efficiency Management systems, functions or solutions to be integrated or implemented in equipment products or devices of TC23 and its SCs either used in existing or new electrical installation - for optimizing the overall efficiency of a.c. or d.c. electrical energy for household and similar use.<br />  <br /> The work on these publications also include considerations on system electrical energy performance, energy supply, procurement practices for energy using equipment and systems, and energy use as well as measurement of current electrical energy usage.<br /> <br /> The work covers the general principles, requirements and testing procedures for Energy Efficiency Management systems resulting from stand-alone products or from any type of combination of devices and accessories aiming to manage, to monitor and to optimise the use of electrical energy within an electrical installation supplying energy to loads, either from the grid or from local energy production and/or storage (ILP&S).<br />  <br /> It will take into account all technical and economic inputs and the overall interconnection and communication influencing the design and algorithms leading to managing, reducing, measuring, optimizing and monitoring the efficiency of electrical energy usage.<br />  <br /> The work does not cover the drafting of product standards in hands of SC23K.<br />  <br /> Note: The work covers combination of sensors, detectors, effectors, loads, control units, etc. aiming to optimize the efficiency of an electrical service from an energy point of view. For example a combination of sensors, control unit and heating/cooling devices for temperature control.<br />  <br /> i) A technical report in view of the harmonisation of the general rules applied by TC 23 and its subcommittees<br />  <br /> New standards for new products, systems or aspects as mentioned under section C of the TC 23<br /> SBP are already included in the present scope.<br />  <br /> Due to the need for these new standards and as electrical accessories and related systems are fundamental parts of the building infrastructure, this will definitely require coordination/cooperation with TCs, such as TC 21, TC 22, TC 34, TC 57, TC 61, TC 64, TC 72, TC 82 and TC 108.<br />  <br /> For Lighting Systems within Building premises, TC23 is responsible for Electrical Accessories, such as control devices and certain aspects of dedicated networks.<br />  <br /> Details of work on control devices and Lighting Systems are currently under consideration in IEC SEG9/WG5 “Advisory Group on Lighting Systems”.<br />  <br /> New trends in technology and in the market as mentioned in the TC 23 SBP under section E are not yet covered by the present scope.<br />  <br /> TC 23 has Group Safety Function for:<br />  <br /> Connecting devices, either as separate entities or as integral parts of an end product, primarily for connecting external electrical supply conductors, for use with conductor cross-sectional area of<br /> 0,2  mm² up  to  and  including 35  mm² copper conductors and  up  to  and  including 50  mm² aluminium conductors, but excluding connecting devices intended for data and signal circuits.<br />  


Originator: IEC

O member

TC 23/SC 23B

Plugs, socket-outlets and switches


Originator: IEC
O member

TC 23/SC 23B

Plugs, socket-outlets and switches

a) To prepare safety and performance standards for general purpose switches including electronic switches, for example, time-delay switches, remote control switches and isolating switches, with rated voltage not exceeding 440 V, and with a maximum rated current not exceeding 125 A, intended for household and similar purposes, either indoors or outdoors. In particular performance includes the energy consumption of 23B accessories. The operation and control of the electronic switches can be achieved: - intentionally by a person via an actuating member, a key, a card, etc., via a sensing surface or a sensing unit, by means of touch, proximity, turn, optical, acoustic, thermal etc. - by physical means, e.g. light, temperature, humidity, time, wind velocity, presence and movement etc. - by any other influence;<br /> b) To prepare safety and performance standards for switches and related accessories for use in Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES), with a working voltage not exceeding 250 V a.c. and a rated current up to and including 16 A, intended for household and similar purposes, either indoors or outdoors and to associated electronic extension units. An HBES switch is a device using two way communication designed to make or break and/or to control, directly (e.g. actuator) or indirectly (e.g. sensor), the current in one or more electric circuits. The communication can use different media e.g. Twisted Pair (TP), Power Line (PL), Infra Red (IR) and Radio Frequency (RF). In particular performance includes the energy consumption of 23B accessories In particular:<br /> • HBES switches can be used for the operation of lamp circuits and the control of the brightness of lamps (dimmers) as well as the control of the speed of motors (e.g. those used in ventilating fans) and for other purposes (e.g. heating installations),<br /> • HBES switch are all kind of HBES devices e.g. switches, sensors, actuators, switched-socket-outlets, associated electronic extension units, etc.<br /> • The operation and control of the HBES switches are performed: - intentionally by a person via an actuating member, a key, a card, etc., via a sensing surface or a sensing unit, by means of touch, proximity, turn, optical, acoustic, thermal, etc. - by physical means, e.g. light, temperature, humidity, time, wind velocity, presence and movement, etc, - by any other influence; etc,<br /> • And transmitted - by an electronic signal via several media, e.g. powerline (mains), twisted pair, optical fibre, radio frequency, infra-red, etc…<br /> c) To prepare standards for plugs, fixed and portable socket-outlets, fused plugs, socket-outlets for appliances, switched socket-outlets with and without interlock, plugs and socket-outlets for SELV, with a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V and a rated current not exceeding 32 A, intended for household and similar purposes, either indoors or outdoors.<br /> d) To prepare standards for boxes and enclosures for household devices, boxes and enclosures with provision for suspension means, connecting boxes and enclosures, floor boxes and enclosures, enclosures for housing protective devices and similar power consuming devices with a rated voltage not exceeding 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c., intended for household and similar purposes, either indoors or outdoors. These standards are applicable to boxes, enclosures intended to house accessories which are in the field of other TC 23 Subcommittees and are produced in conjunction with other Subcommittees.<br /> e) To prepare standards for ancillary products which are related to/incorporate in products covered by a), b), c), d) e.g. Devices for the Connection of Luminaires (DCLs), adaptors, cable reels, indicator light units, cord extension sets etc.<br />  


Originator: IEC

O member

TC 23/SC 23G

Appliance couplers


Originator: IEC
O member

TC 23/SC 23G

Appliance couplers

To prepare standard sheets, tests and requirements for safety and interchangeability of the couplers, which allow for detachable connections between flexible cords and electrical appliances or equipment, and between parts of multi-part appliances. The appliances or equipment may have a detachable input connection and also detachable output connections to other appliances or equipment. The couplers are not intended for use in fixed installations. SC 23G is responsible for the international standards: IEC 60320 Series as well as for IEC 60799


Originator: IEC

O member

TC 23/SC 23J

Switches for appliances


Originator: IEC
O member

TC 23/SC 23J

Switches for appliances

To prepare standards related to switches (mechanical, electromechanical or electronic) for appliances actuated by hand, by foot or by other human activity, to operate or control electrical appliances and other equipment for household or similar purposes with a rated voltage not exceeding 440 V and a rated current not exceeding 63 A. It covers also switches intended to be incorporated in or with appliance equipment. It covers also the general requirements and test methods for electromechanical switches with optional quality assurance procedures.


Originator: IEC

O member

TC 34/SC 34A

Electric light sources


Originator: IEC
O member

TC 34/SC 34A

Electric light sources

To prepare International Standards regarding specifications for lamps* and glow starters. * The term Lamps includes LED for General Lighting Services


Originator: IEC

O member

TC 34/SC 34B

Lamp caps and holders


Originator: IEC
O member

TC 34/SC 34B

Lamp caps and holders

Standardization of lamp* caps and holders with a view to standardize both these components to ensure proper contact-making combined with interchangeability and safety. * The term Lamps includes LED for General Lighting Services


Originator: IEC

O member

TC 34/SC 34C

Auxiliaries for lamps


Originator: IEC
O member

TC 34/SC 34C

Auxiliaries for lamps

To prepare International Standards regarding specifications for lamp* controlgear and control devices. * The term lamp includes LED for General Lighting Services


Originator: IEC

O member

TC 34/SC 34D

Luminaires


Originator: IEC
O member

TC 34/SC 34D

Luminaires

To prepare International Standards regarding specifications for luminaires.


Originator: IEC

O member

TC 23/SC 23H

Plugs, Socket-outlets and Couplers for industrial and similar applications, and for Electric Vehicles


Originator: IEC
O member

TC 23/SC 23H

Plugs, Socket-outlets and Couplers for industrial and similar applications, and for Electric Vehicles

To prepare standards for industrial plugs, socket-outlets and couplers suitable for use in industrial, commercial, private or public locations, either indoors or outdoors. To prepare standards for other accessories, such as industrial cable reels among others, intended for use with industrial plugs, socket-outlets and couplers. To prepare standards for connection products intended for the connection of electric vehicles to the supply network and/or to dedicated supply equipment. The rated voltages of products covered by these standards lie within IEC 60038.


Originator: IEC

O member

TC 34

Lighting


Originator: IEC
O member

TC 34

Lighting

To  map  and  maintain  the  standardization  structure  and  to  prepare,  review  and  maintain international standards and related IEC deliverables regarding safety, performance and compatibility specifications for:<br /> a) Electric lamps and electric light sources b) Caps and holders<br /> c) Controlgear and control devices for electric lamps, electric light sources, and electronic lighting equipment<br /> d) Luminaires<br /> e) Lighting systems<br /> f) Miscellaneous equipment related to items a), b), c), d) and e)<br />  <br /> A lighting system is a combination of light sources, luminaires and related equipment interacting together  to  satisfy  lighting  application  requirements  such as  human  comfort,  safety,  the surrounding environment, and energy consumption. The lighting system may serve for visual function, or non-visual function. The lighting system can include physical components, communication between components, user interfaces, software and networks to provide central control and monitoring functions. A definition of the term "lighting system" is under development in WG 14.<br />  <br /> Compatibility specifications may include requirements necessary for coexistence, interoperability and interchangeability between components in a lighting system.<br />  <br /> It is recognized that the border of TC 34 product responsibility, the interfaces and protocols to other products, and committees internal and external to IEC may need to be specified.<br />  <br /> For lighting systems within building premises, TC 34 is responsible for light sources, luminaires, control gear, dedicated protocols, and certain aspects of dedicated networks.<br />  <br /> Details of the work on control devices and on lighting systems are currently under consideration in<br /> SEG 9/WG 5 "Advisory group on lighting systems".<br />  


Originator: IEC

O member